On Saturday, December 3, Buddhist Peace Fellowship invited its worldwide membership to partake in Nine Minutes of Silence at precisely 3pm at Occupy sites.
Washington Buddhist Peace Fellowship gathered at OccupyDC at Freedom Plaza for the meditation.
A Dedication set the intention:
Through [practicing, praying, meditating, resting in silence] together we offer our personal transformation as a means for social transformation, and through social engagement we offer our open hearts, and our energy, to others.
[Full Dedication here.]
Buddhist Peace Fellowship also released a statement explaining why it supports the Occupy Movement. “Occupying the Present Moment” cites interconnectedness, the suffering which inequality causes, nonviolent tactics, and solidarity with “the 100%.”